Listen to the endless steady droning
To the buzzing almost moaning
Of the invisible unmanned plane,
The imminent howling pain,
Or is it death?
Or will that omnipotent thing refrain?
Will the humans who make it kill
Change their minds and make it stop?
It buzzes still!
It’s the sound of murder unseen,
The sound of the dying of the American dream,
The relentless sound of streets unclean
Full of homeless people and limousines.
It is the sound of the war machine.
It is the sound of an empire drowning.